Grade II-listed beautiful family home with self-contained annexe

Torbay Weekly

A simply beautiful family home, Marden Ash is a fine detached Victorian villa with self-contained annexe, built circa 1850 being Grade II listed and featuring part shingle hung elevations.

Set back from the road behind ample driveway parking, the house sits in a generous walled plot with attractive rear garden complete with charming summer house and generous storage areas.

The house is conveniently placed for a host of amenities, leisure facilities and selection of highly regarded schools including the popular Torquay Academy and renowned grammar schools, Torbay and Mount Stuart Hospitals, Torquay Squash Club and Barton Cricket Club.

The Willows shopping district is equally accessible with chain stores including Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys, Boots and Next.

An entrance porch with generous storage cupboard opens to an impressive reception hall with an open and working marble fireplace. A cloakroom with WC provide access to further under stairs storage.

The striking drawing/sitting room features twin marble fireplaces, one being gas living flame effect and one ornamental.

The snooker room has a picture window and working shutters, comprehensive fitted open shelving with recessed lighting. A door leads to the home office / bedroom five with two windows and an ensuite cloakroom.

From the reception hall, a door opens to the inner hall with decorative cast iron fireplace.

A utility with wash basin has provisions for washing machine and dryer, storage cupboards and a window overlooking the garden.

The kitchen has recently been re-modelled and upgraded with a comprehensive range of shaker-style units and solid granite working surfaces with inset Butler sink and carved drainer.

There's space for range cooker, integrated dishwasher and fitted larder storage with provision for American style fridge/freezer.

This also has open access to the conservatory with pitched roof, double glazed surround with French doors opening to the private gardens.

From the reception hall, a staircase rises to the half landing with window overlooking the rear garden, and a cloakroom with WC.

Bedroom four has a dual aspect. Stairs continue to the first floor landing with central ceiling rose and cornice work.

Bedroom one has with dual aspect and ensuite with double shower, vanity unit and WC.

Bedroom two, with a window to the front, also has an ensuite with double shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.

Bedroom three has twin windows to the front.

There is a family bathroom comprising a quality white suite of double-ended bath with shower over, wash hand basin, bidet and WC. A cupboard houses the Worcester cylinder.

The Mews annexe is accessed with a private glazed entrance door opening to the kitchen with a range of beech-effect units and working surfaces with inset sink unit. There is space for cooker with filter hood over, space for fridge/freezer and cupboard housing the washing machine.

The sitting room has a door with matching sidescreens opening to the private courtyard garden with store and gateway to the main garden. A double bedroom has a door to the wet room.

Outside, a pillared entrance with five-bar wooden gates open to generous gravelled and parking.

The front garden is enclosed with walled and hedged boundaries. A verandah provides a private entrance door to the home office and a pathway leading to the left hand side of the property to 'The Mews', being the self -contained annexe.

To the right hand side of the property is a further five bar wooden gate leading to the main garden with the gravelled driveway extending toward an attractive pitched roof summerhouse with cedar shingles, currently used as a home gym.

The garden is fully enclosed by walled boundaries and attractively arranged in a selection of areas which incorporate a pond, lawn and gravelled spaces with mature flower and shrub beds.

There are patio and seating areas to various parts of the garden.

Ample storage incorporating open wood storage and workshops, one being stone built with a mezzanine floor, window and skylight.

To the rear of the property is a further storage cupboard housing the gas fired boiler.

Marden Ash is on the market with John Lake with an asking price of £750,000 freehold. For details, call 01803 328899.